BusinessWorld: Cork Welcomes Global Entrepreneurship Week

commproptyco1_largeThe international Startup Nations Summit, which has never been held on the European continent, will be welcomed to Cork for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016.

The Startup Nations Summit, which takes place on 19 November, is just one of many events organized for startups, entrepreneurs, policy makers and stakeholders in the startup ecosystem.

Co-hosted by Cork innovates and Startup Ireland, an extensive range of events including the Global Startup Gathering will take place across Cork city and county from Spike Island to City Hall.

More than 200 national and international investor-ready startups applied to participate in the CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge. The competition final will take place on Spike Island, Cork on Friday 18th November with 3 finalists pitching at the Startup Nation Summit Gala Dinner on Saturday 19th November.

Among the international delegates, President of the European Committee of the Regions, Markku Markkula, will be in Cork to participate in the Startup policy discussions and US State Dept Director of Global Entrepreneurship Thomas Lersten and GEN President Jonathan Ortmans will be actively engaging with national and international delegates at the events in Cork running from 17 to 20 November 2016.

Head of Economic Development at Cork City Council, Seamus Coghlan says, “Many of the world’s leading minds on startup policy and entrepreneurship will be meeting in Cork for the Startup Nations Summit. We want to demonstrate how we are here to engage and support businesses in Cork, and there is no better time than Global Entrepreneurship Week to do so”